The Old Curiosity Shop

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Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1872 - 233 էջ

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Dickens was paid by the word by the magazines who first published his stories in serial form. Of course, he was verbose, it meant a better income, so settle back and prepare for a lesson in usage of ... Read full review

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Really quite wonderful - almost a shame I put it off so long (although that meant I was able to enjoy it now for the first time). I have an aversion to most of Dickens' waifs, but Nell is off stage ... Read full review


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Էջ 226 - ... then hugged it to his breast again, murmuring that it was warmer now ; and as he said it he looked, in agony, to those who stood around, as if imploring them to help her.
Էջ 35 - My boat is on the shore, And my bark is on the sea ; But, before I go, Tom Moore, Here's a double health to thee ! Here's a sigh to those who love me, And a smile to those who hate ; And whatever sky's above me, Here's a heart for every fate. Though the ocean roar around me, Yet it still shall bear me on ; Though a desert should surround me, It...
Էջ 226 - ... patient, noble Nell, was dead. Her little bird — a poor, slight thing the pressure of a finger would have crushed — was stirring nimbly in its cage ; and the strong heart of its child-mistress was mute and motionless for ever. Where were the traces of her early cares, her sufferings, and fatigues ? All gone. Sorrow was dead indeed in her, but peace and perfect happiness were born ; imaged in her tranquil beauty and profound repose.
Էջ 228 - Under that porch, where she had sat when Heaven in its mercy brought her to that peaceful spot, she passed again, and the old church received her in its quiet shade.
Էջ 228 - When Death strikes down the innocent and young, for every fragile form from which he lets the panting spirit free, a hundred virtues rise, in shapes of mercy, charity, and love, to walk the world, and bless it.
Էջ 196 - Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown, and dignity.
Էջ 226 - For the rest, she had never murmured or complained ; but with a quiet mind, and manner quite unaltered — save that she every day became more earnest and more grateful to them — faded like the light upon a summer's evening.
Էջ 174 - Oh! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away.
Էջ 5 - MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK, as originally constructed, became one of the lost books of the earth — which, we all know, are far more precious than any that can be read for love or money.
Էջ 14 - But what," said Mr. Swiveller with a sigh, " what is the odds so long as the fire of soul is kindled at the taper of conwiviality, and the wing of friendship never moults a feather ! What is the odds so long as the spirit is expanded by means of rosy wine, and the present moment is the least happiest of our existence !" " You needn't act the chairman here," said his friend, half aside. " Fred 1" cried Mr. Swiveller, tapping his nose, " a word to the wise is sufficient for them — we may be good...

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